DEAR HARRY: I have been a widow for the past two years. My husband worked for a government agency for more than 30 years. During that time, he gave me many "important papers" that he told me to keep in a folder that would help me if he died first. I applied to receive his pension but was told that I was not entitled to it — that it was for him only. I went to the folder and searched long and hard, but I could not find any papers relating to his pension. Many times when we discussed money, he would tell me that we would not have to worry about retirement because we had this pension and Social Security. I had no trouble getting the SS, but I get nowhere trying to get the pension. I have some of his old pay stubs showing a pension deduction, but the people at his workplace tell me that there is no way I can get anything. Help!